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penetrative

[pen-i-trey-tiv] /ˈpɛn ɪˌtreɪ tɪv/
adjective
1.
tending to penetrate; piercing.
2.
acute; keen.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin penetrātīvus. See penetrate, -ive
Related forms
penetratively, adverb
penetrativeness, penetrativity
[pen-i-truh-tiv-i-tee] /ˌpɛn ɪ trəˈtɪv ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
unpenetrative, adjective
unpenetratively, adverb
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